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What's happening this week at Gayton!

The Glance eNews - Dec. 9, 2018


Nexus | Gathering Large // Connecting Small

This Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:45am in the gym, the vision God began planting at Gayton two years ago will bloom!

To say we're excited is an under-statement! We're excited to meet our neighbors. We're honored to follow God's lead as He shapes a new way to connect with those unfamiliar with church. We're humbled by what He's done, what He's doing, and what He will do and that the people of Gayton get to be a part of this new work.

We've already heard many stories from within our Gayton Church family and from others in the community about how God is using Nexus to stir hearts. We will continue to follow in obedience to Him, in Nexus, Celebration, and Cornerstone, to see every life changed by Jesus!

Thank you to all who have prayed so diligently, believing and hoping in what God is doing through Nexus. And thank you to the many hands and hearts who have been a part of making this a reality.


Please welcome Victoria to the staff as she serves as Worship Leader for Nexus!
Nexus Preview | There is a Place for You!

The Dinner Table Menu | Dec. 12

Join us in the gym for The Dinner Table each Wednesday evening beginning at 5:15pm! Gather, eat, connect!

Sliced Roast Turkey w/ Gravy / Lentil Loaf

Creamy Butter Mashed Potatoes

Sage Stuffing / Mixed Vegetable

Dinner Rolls / Salad Bar / Dessert 

Soup: Vegetarian (Dairy Free / Gluten Free)

🎆 Introducing Celebration! and Cornerstone Services


We're excited to bring more definition to three distinct expressions of worship at Gayton...

Celebration! at 9:30am in the Worship Center is a worship expression containing both contemporary and traditional elements, with a focus on the contemporary.

Cornerstone at 10:45am in the Worship Center is a worship expression honoring Jesus through traditional music & hymn.

Nexus at 10:45am in the Gym is a modern expression of worship geared toward the next generation and those unfamiliar with church.

In each service, there will be a time of worship through music, a message rooted in the Bible, and other unique creative elements. Each service designed to lift high the one true and awesome God!

🎄Christmas at Gayton


There are many ways we celebrate Christmas as the Gayton family:

-The Christmas Express - Kids Christmas Musical | Dec. 16 at 4pm

-Cocoa & Caroling | Dec. 19 at 6:30pm

-The Silence & the Sound - Christmas Cantata | Dec. 23 at 9:30 & 10:45 in the Worship Center

-Christmas Eve Services | Dec. 24 at 3pm, 4:15pm, & 5:30pm

-WorshipOne (one service only) | Dec. 30 at 10:45am in the Gym

All the Christmas happenings can be found on the new Christmas page!


You can also purchase Christmas Poinsettias for the Worship Center below!

🎼 Christmas Cantata: The Silence & The Sound 12/23

CHRISTMAS CANTATA | 12/23 at 9:30am & 10:45am

Please join us for our Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 23 at both the 9:30am and 10:45am in the Worship Center, as our choir and orchestra celebrate the birth of Jesus!

🍽 Host a Dinner for 10

Looking for a way to connect? Do you have a gift for hospitality or cooking? We would love for you to sign up to host a meal for 10 people at your home. Dinner for 10 will welcome people into your home and provide an opportunity to gather around the table for a meal. Sign up here...

💼 Open Staff Positions



The Lottie Moon Post Office is now open! Instead of sending your cards to members of the Gayton Church family, place your cards/letters in the Lottie Moon Post Office. Donate the money you saved on postage to support missionaries around the world! Learn more about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) here at GAYTON.CHURCH/LMCO


The men’s breakfast has been moved to January 15. Stay tuned for more details!


The Deacons are forming a Congregational Care team, led by Rev. Joe Vitek, to reach out to the Gayton family in times of need. This need may take many forms: a visit during a hospital and/or rehabilitation stay, visitation and comforting during a time of bereavement, visitation of our homebound, providing for food needs with meal preparations, and reaching out during times of celebration, such as a new birth. Read more about this new team...


If you would like to bless our staff this Christmas, go to GAYTON.CHURCH/GIVE for more information on how!

Passion Conference | Jan. 2-4

Passion exists to see a generation leverage their lives for what matters most… to live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end. Passion will be held at The Anthem in DC and is for 18-25 year olds and high school seniors. Cost is $250.